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aṇu

, mfn. [ts.], 1. small, minute, atomic; fine,
subtle
(sometimes wrongly spelt anu), Abh 705; Kacc-v
673 (derivation from √am1 or √am2, Mmd); opp. to
thūla (while sukhuma is opp. to oḷārika): MN I
129,27 (~uṁ vā thūlaṁ vā); Mil 270,26 (do.); Ja IV
203,20* (aṇūni thūlānica); Dhs 617; n'atthi aṇū pi
saññā, 'not the least', Sn 802; aṇum pi saññaṁ, Sn
841 (Pj); aṇuto aṇuṁ, 'by imperceptible degrees', Sn
299 (Pj); nâṇu pi khāyati, AN I 249,20 (= aṇum pi na
khāyati, Mp); mahapphalaṁ hoti aṇum pi tādisu, Ja
III 12,8* (= appamattakam pi, Ct); saṇha-sukhuma-
+ , Mil 181,5 (scil. rajo); nipuṇaṁ gambhīraṁ dudda-
saṁ aṇuṁ, scil. dhammaṁ, 'subtle', Vin I 5,10* = DN
II 36,17* = SN I 136,23*, cf. Mvu III 316,20* codd.
2. m. (or n.), (a), a certain measure of length (=36
paramāṇū), Abh 194; Vibh-a 343,18; gen. ~uno,
ib. 24 (chattiṁsa paramāṇavo ekassa ~ pamāṇaṁ);
pl. chattiṁsa aṇū (v. l. aṇūni) ekāya tajjāriyā pa-
māṇaṁ, ib. — (b), an atom (in non-Buddhist philo-
sophy
), Pp-a 172,9 (titthiyānaṁ °-pakati-purisâdi-
kassa paññāpanā).